May
4
7:00 pm19:00

Evening Micro-workshop on Gut health & launch of 'Fermented by LAB'

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Join Alana for en evening of gut health rants, micro-workshops and the chance to taste gut loving food and drink from her brand new product range, Fermented by LAB.

You’ll get to flavour your own water kefir and make some mini lacto-fermented pickles (both of which you can take home) in the micro-workshops and be some of the first to taste and buy products from Fermented by LAB; her new fermented food and drink range. 

Gut health is a topic that's becoming hard to ignore, but do you know what it's all about and how you can take care of yours? Alana will cover the need-to-knows of a healthy gut and tell you how to give it all the love it needs, in the most delicious way possible... through food! 

Tickets are £12.50

 

May
9
10:00 am10:00

Easy Indian Cookery Workshop

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Love a curry but don’t know where to begin?     This hands-on session includes a master class on spices, many cups of spiced chai,  hands on cooking of five dishes, all recipes and ingredients and a sit down lunch.  Mandira, from successful Surrey company Surrey Spice,  will take you on a magical journey into the subcontinent and you will be able to explore, adapt and recreate some of her award winning dishes with a dash of your very own style.

8 spaces available at £75

May
15
10:00 am10:00

Spring flavours from Ozlem’s Turkish Table

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Join Ozlem for a feast of a class to welcome spring with delicious, wholesome Turkish flavours.

9 spaces available is £75 pp 

Ozlem will guide you through a few traditional, flavoursome Turkish dishes, certain to tickle your taste buds and bring exciting, easy to make, healthy flavours to your spring table.   YOu will get the chance to make Circassian Chicken in walnuts sauce with red pepper flakes infused olive oil (Cerkez Tavugu), Courgette fritters with feta and dill, served with garlicky yoghurt (Mucver), Filo rolls with cheese and parsley (Sigara Boregi) & Zesty Semolina Sponge Cake in light Syrup (Revani) and Turkish Coffee. 

May
17
10:00 am10:00

Family Food - a Take-away Workshop

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This four hour workshop will give you some fresh inspiration for feeding your family and children. We'll come together and share recipes and our top tips on making mealtimes healthy and delectable.

To cook together is a sure way of making your weekly task a lot more enjoyable and we will send you on your way with 3 meals (suitable for freezing) to feed 4 generously plus a cake & delicious cookies, as well as the recipes to go with them.

We'll send everything home packaged up with reheating instructions. Along with recipes should you want to recreate at home!

The morning includes coffee & home baked biscuits. We will provide aprons. 

6 spaces available at £115  = (£50 workshop + £65 worth of take-away meals/baked goods)

 

 

 

To Take home for your fridge/freezer:

1. Best ever scandi fish pie
 
2. Turkey & courgette Polpette (meatballs) with tomato sugo
 
3. Smokey bean casserole with Conisbees local sausages
 
Some treats to take home and share:
Blid & Hatton oat & chocolate cookie dough logs (x 2) to bake at home
 
1 x Blueberry & apple crumble cake 

May
24
10:30 am10:30

Spring Glow Workshop

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Spring is here!  Soon it will be time to banish those woolly jumpers and emerge from hibernation, an so it is the time to combat the winter's dry skin, brittle nails and limp hair!

Expert nutritionist Sarah Zorab will spend an hour  talking you through the the right foods to eat to ensure your skin, hair and nails are looking and feeling healthy and full of vitality.  By increasing the amount of certain vitamins and minerals you can feed your body from the inside resulting in a radiant and healthy appearance.

The talk will be followed by Maddie's healthy and inspiring lunch using some of the ingredients that Sarah has discussed. You'll walk away vitalised and with a boost for spring. 

Jun
14
10:00 am10:00

Maddie's Summer Salads

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Salads goes perfectly with sandals, pimms and bbq in the evening sun. They are what we all crave after a long and dark winter. 

Maddie will show you how to make healthy and delicious salads for perfect summer entertaining. Featuring nourishing recipes so you can entertain your guest with a guilt-free menu that does not compromise on flavour. 

This is a part demonstration and part hand-on workshop, where you will enjoy a healthy, mouthwatering salad buffe together with your fellow participants. 

8 places available, £75 per delegate. 

Jun
15
7:00 pm19:00

Meet Lopè Ariyo - the Observers Rising Food Star 2017

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From the Observer Rising Star of Food 2017 comes the Fresh Taste of Nigerian Food through the cooking of Lope Ariyo.

Come and meet Lopè in the Food Studio, hear about her incredible food journey and taste some of the delicious dishes from her newly launched cookbook, Hibiscus. It is filled with fresh fuss-free meals, drawing from a fusion of West African cooking and modern flavours.  Lope experiments with new recipes such as Hibiscus Chicken and Suya Lamb Curry or makes a old recipes with a twist, Grapefruit and Guava Cheesecake

Lope is 23 and recently graduated from Loughborough University, where she read Mathematics. In her spare time she wrote and filmed for her food blog, which led her to enter and win the Red Magazine and Harper Collins Cookery Competition in 2016., where she wowed the judges with her incredible dishes and vibrant flavours.

The Magazine Red hailed African cooking as the newest trend to hit the UK food scene. And the Observer claimed that Lope Ariyo could do the same thing as Sabrina Ghayour did for Persian Food and bring it to the fore of our everyday eating.  

Only 20 spaces available, Tickets £25

20% off the signed book, if bought on the evening

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Jun
21
10:00 am10:00

'Clean' & Free from Sweet Baking with 'Eat & Mess'

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Baking doesn't have to be about using lots of sugar and butter to create delicious results- there are plenty of delicious alternatives to try too.

In this hands-on class, the recipes we make in class are free from refined sugars and wheat, and we will be using seasonal ingredients sourced locally, even from the Medicine garden! You will take home everything made from the day in addition to recipe sheets.

We will be discussing the benefits and different qualities of using alternative ingredients to achieve delicious results that will help from a both dietary and nutritional perspective! Please note that we will be using nuts in this class.

Skills learnt include:

  • gluten free flours and their differences
  • sugar and dairy alternatives and their effects in baking
  • making caramel
  • general baking and decorating theory
  • layering and decorating cakes, including palette knife and piping

Everything made in class will be boxed up and taken home along with recipes from the day, and we will be discussing the benefits and different qualities of using alternative ingredients to achieve delicious results that will help from a both dietary and nutritional perspective! Please note that we will be using nuts in this class.

 

 

About Kate from Eat & Mess -www.eatandmess.com

Kate, a Camebridge Literary graduate, who decided to quit the publishing world and complete of formal training at the Baking Institute of San Francisco. On her return to the UK, she has worked in artisan bakeries in both America and the UK, before moving into teaching and also event catering, specialising in pastry and desserts for a number of prestigious venues including the Shard, the Tower of London and Saatchi Galleries.

Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Midsummer Feast & Crown Making

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Join Blid & Hatton to celebrate a Swedish 'Midsommar Feast' at the enchanting Blid &Hatton Food Studio, set in the beautiful Medicine Gardens in Cobham, Surrey. The evening will beginwith crafting midsummer-crowns, followed by a feast of traditional Scandinavian flavours. We will also be selling a selection of Swedish craft beers and Blid & Hatton's own flavoured aquavit.

The traditional buffet will include home-baked flat crackers, traditional cheeses, hot smoked salmon, varieties of herring, classic savoury tarts, new-season organic potatoes, and fabulous desserts.

Only 20 tickets available

Early bird price £45 (before 15 May), General admission £50 (not including drinks)

 

 

The Studio will be adorned and styled by Libby from &hobbs (www.andhobbs.com) in Shere, and materials to fashion crowns will be provided by Kingfisher FarmShop, Abinger Hammer. (www.kingfisherfarmshop.com)

Jul
2
11:00 am11:00

Sourdough Series Classes - 1 (beginners) & 2 (intermediate)

Sourdough is one of the most ancient forms of bread making, and also the most satisfying! Using a starter to replace yeast in the recipes, this gives the unmistakable tang and texture to sourdough breads.

We have teamed up with the brilliant Kate Ampomah, owner of Eat & Mess, who runs baking classes in London and Kent, to launch a mini-series of Sourdough baking. Depending on your experience of baking, you can sign-up to part 1 for Beginners and/or part 2 for intermediate level bakers.  

Both classes will have opportunities to discuss in depth the processes of sourdough bread making, and starters. We will also discuss ovens, baking methods and proving and forming methods.

Skills learnt includes:  bread making theory and troubleshooting; baking in domestic ovens and injecting steam & working with a starter, making your own starter and feeding schedules. You will leave with all the breads made in the class, your own starter and recipes from the day to practice at home!

Class ONE: 2 July- for complete beginners will include: Making starter to take home; making Sourdough focaccia; Garlic dough balls & Pain au levain

Class TWO: 16 July for intermediates: Attendees need to bring a pre baked sourdough loaf and some starter with them for discussion in workshop. We will make a Classic miche loaf; Olive rye sourdough boule, Rosemary fougasse

£120 per class, hands-on class with only 8 participants

Sign up for the series, including class 1 & 2, to receive a £20 discount 

About Kate from Eat & Mess -www.eatandmess.com

Kate, a Camebridge Literary graduate, who decided to quit the publishing world and complete of formal training at the Baking Institute of San Francisco. On her return to the UK, she has worked in artisan bakeries in both America and the UK, before moving into teaching and also event catering, specialising in pastry and desserts for a number of prestigious venues including the Shard, the Tower of London and Saatchi Galleries.

Jul
16
11:00 am11:00

Sourdough Series Classes - 1 (beginners) & 2 (intermediate)

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Sourdough is one of the most ancient forms of bread making, and also the most satisfying! Using a starter to replace yeast in the recipes, this gives the unmistakable tang and texture to sourdough breads.

We have teamed up with the brilliant Kate Ampomah, owner of Eat & Mess, who runs baking classes in London and Kent, to launch a mini-series of Sourdough baking. Depending on your experience of baking, you can sign-up to part 1 for Beginners and/or part 2 for intermediate level bakers.  

Both classes will have opportunities to discuss in depth the processes of sourdough bread making, and starters. We will also discuss ovens, baking methods and proving and forming methods.

Skills learnt includes:  bread making theory and troubleshooting; baking in domestic ovens and injecting steam & working with a starter, making your own starter and feeding schedules. You will leave with all the breads made in the class, your own starter and recipes from the day to practice at home!

Class ONE: 2 July- for complete beginners will include: Making starter to take home; making Sourdough focaccia; Garlic dough balls & Pain au levain

Class TWO: 16 July for intermediates: Attendees need to bring a pre baked sourdough loaf and some starter with them for discussion in workshop. We will make a Classic miche loaf; Olive rye sourdough boule, Rosemary fougasse

£120 per class, hands-on class with only 8 participants 

Sign up for the series, including class 1 & 2, to receive a £20 discount 

About Kate from Eat & Mess -www.eatandmess.com

Kate, a Camebridge Literary graduate, who decided to quit the publishing world and complete of formal training at the Baking Institute of San Francisco. On her return to the UK, she has worked in artisan bakeries in both America and the UK, before moving into teaching and also event catering, specialising in pastry and desserts for a number of prestigious venues including the Shard, the Tower of London and Saatchi Galleries.

Sep
14
10:30 am10:30

River Cottage's Naomi Devlin: Food for a Happy Gut

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Naomi Devlin is a teacher, fermenter, baker and eater. Born in Ireland and raised in rural Dorset, she loves to get excited about the flavourful possibilities of real food and will tackle any question on health and diet you dare to ask. She is the author of River Cottage Gluten Free (Bloomsbury 2016) and Food for a Happy Gut (Headline 2017).

This course is an opportunity to get an insight into the mysterious workings of the gut and to understand a little about how much of an impact it has on your wellbeing. Naomi will explain the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, look at anti-inflammatory foods that you can easily add to meals. She will also explore the world of grains, talking about simple ways of preparing grains so that they are more digestible and expanding your repertoire to get that all important diversity into your diet. By the end of the session you should understand a little more about why dirty is the new clean-eating and be ready to feed up your microbiome with some delicious food cooked by Blid & Hatton's Maddie from Naomi’s recently published second book.

20 tickets available, £45 per ticket including demo, talk and lunch.

You will also have a chance to buy a signed copy of Naomi's latest book Food for a Happy Gut, at a 20% discount


Apr
4
10:00 am10:00

Kids Cooking Workshops - Easter Holidays

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£40 pp

Bring your own apron

We have 4 classes scheduled for the two Easter holiday weeks for you to choose from. Each class will give your child the chance to bake proper bread, make something savoury and of course a sweet Easter treat to take home. 

The session will also take them outside to pot up some lovely herbs to take home as part of their experience getting involved with making food. 

The classes run between 10-12noon and the  dates are: 

Tuesday, 4 April  - 5-7 years old

Thursday, 6 April 8+ years

Monday, 10 April - 5-7 years old

Tuesday, 11 April - 8+ years old

The classes are run by the lovely and energetic Lizzie Lucas-Clements, assisted by Maddie and Kaly. We are insured and CRB checked. 

Mar
22
10:00 am10:00

Maddie's Feast for Easter

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A chance to join Maddie for a course in how to create a Feast for Easter, which will please the eye as much as the stomach! 

You will get the chance to cook up an Easter Feast with Maddie in the form of a

“A Mediterranean Easter Menu’

Grape & rosemary focaccia

Wild spring herbs & greens Greek filo pie

Slow roasted local  lamb with Bagna Cauda

Shaved artichoke, pea & mint salad

Ricotta cake

Chocolate dipped Ricciarelli

8 spaces at £75 pp

Mar
7
10:30 am10:30

Seasonal Spanish with Jenny Chandler

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Recreate The Real Taste of Spain in your own kitchen in this hands-on class with Jenny Chandler.  From the famous Boqueria market in Barcelona to the tiny village markets in rural Spain, market life and fresh regional products are at the heart of Spanish life and cuisine. In this class Jenny will show you how to focus on wonderful basic ingredients and the core principles of Spanish cooking to recreate simple and delicious Spanish recipes at home.

Jenny Chandler is an authority on Mediterranean food having worked there as a chef and a consultant to Spanish restaurants.  She is the author of The Real Taste of Spain and The Food of Northern Spain which was shortlisted for the prestigious Andre Simon award.

Jenny is a sought after teacher at cookery schools in Bristol, Bath and London. 

This is a hands-on course at £85 pp, including morning coffee, lunch and all refreshments. 

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Mar
2
10:00 am10:00

Pasta Making for the Senses

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Join Cristina on a 360° journey involving all your senses while you learn a new skill making beautiful pasta, focussing on being aware in the "here & now” while immersing yourself in making pasta, accompanied by the tones of Italian music.

Explore the excitement of making your own dough from scratch and learn how to make some simple pasta shapes. You will also make room for your creativity shaping pasta as you please.
 
Topics Covered:
Choice of ingredients
Preferred tools to use
Making dough
Making pasta
 

There are 8 spaces available at £75pp. 
 

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ABOUT CRISTINA: I was born in a town in the North of Italy and grew up in a country village close to the beautiful Lake Garda. Surrounded by nature and animals, I really adored outdoor life. In the late 80’s, my mother opened what in Italian is called a “pastificio” – an artisan lab where we started producing different kinds of fresh pasta from tagliatelle to ravioli, tortelli to lasagne, gnocchi and so forth.

At that time, I was still a teenager. Eventually, I obtained a nursery teacher qualification, but even while still at school, during the holidays and after school, my time was spent in a three-storey lab, and I was fascinated to see and share in the rewarding process of transforming very simple ingredients like flour and eggs into beautiful and delicious pieces of pasta art.

Later on, I decided to work alongside my mother and I am eternally grateful to her for having passed on this passion and ability to me.

Feb
23
10:00 am10:00

Fantastic Fish with Jordy (hands-on class)

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Wouldn't you love to know how to properly fillet a fish and get inspired to try out new fish dishes?  It's easy to end up in a rut of cooking salmon, but this is your chance to branch out ahead of Spring! 

Join Jordy for a day in the Food Studio where you will learn some important knife skills and the knowledge needed on how to prepare fish, gutting, skinning and filleting.

The fish used will be of highest quality and freshly collected from the Billing's Gate Fish market that same morning! You will also be able to take away a good quality filleting knife. 

You will create a variety of delicious dishes that you can replicate at home, using techniques like curing and hot smoked fish and fresh fish combined with seasonal veg. 

8 spaces available at £95 pp  

The price includes morning coffee, lunch, all refreshments and a fish filleting knife. 

Feb
14
Feb 15

Kids Cookery Workshops - February Half Term

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Tuesday, 14 Feb - this class will be aimed at younger children 5 - 7 years

Wednesday, 15 Feb - this class will be aimed at slightly older children 7+ years 

•    10am-12 noon

£40 pp
Bring your own apron

The lovely Lizzie Lucas-Clements will run children's cooking classes in the Half Term week. She will be offering fun filled workshops, where the children will get to explore and learn how to cook both savoury and sweet recipes. Everyone gets to take home goodies and recipes to try out in their own kitchen!

Feb
1
10:30 am10:30

Rude Health's founder Nick Barnard talk/demo from Eat Right

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Nick Barnard is an advocate of going back to our roots to discover the healthy eating habits of our ancestors. In this session he will discuss the ideas behind his brilliant new book Eat Right and demo a few recipes. Among other things, he will teach you how to make your own super charged Ghee, the traditional way!

The  talk & demo will be followed by a lovely lunch prepared by Maddie drawing on the recipes in Nick's brilliant book Eat Right. 

 

About Rude Health:

Rude Health is a family run, London-based food and drinks company co-founded by husband and wife, Nick and Camilla Barnard. Rude Health was founded in 2005, the same year that Camilla and Nick moved house, got married and started a family. Thankfully, they didn’t crack up and their business blossomed, enabling Camilla and Nick to decamp from their cramped kitchen to an office. 10 years later, Rude Health makes 50 foods and drinks, which are sold throughout the UK and abroad. 2016 has also seen the launch of the Rude Health Café and the publication of Nick’s book ‘Eat Right’. ‘Eat Right’ celebrates the food choices of our ancestors, who enjoyed an ever-changing, seasonal variety of natural ingredients that they then ate raw, cooked, sprouted, salted or fermented.

16 places available at £40 pp or buy 2 tickets for £70

 

About Ghee:

Against popular belief, ghee is more than just clarified butter. Ghee is clarified butter that has been heated at a higher temperature and for longer, which not only separates or evaporates the milk proteins but drives off most of the water too.  Ghee has a higher smoke point, between 200-260 degrees, making it a very useful animal fat, capable of withstanding high cooking temperatures, and with a naturally very long shelf life too. 

Jan
19
10:30 am10:30

Talk & Lunch: Losing the festive weight in a healthy and sustainable way

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Christmas and New Year is a time to celebrate and that includes eating and indulging in food and drink more than usual! Then comes January and the resolutions start.  New Year, new me, shed the pounds, drop a dress size…

Sarah’s talk will address why many diets don’t work, which do, and the science behind successful weight loss and weight management.  Maddie will create a light lunch of seasonal delights to complement the theme.  10.30am coffee and welcome followed by talk and discussion, Lunch served at 12 noon.

Research has shown that very few diets are sustainable.  You may lose a few pounds and feel great but more often than not, the weight comes back on. Long-term weight loss is about optimising your metabolism so that it processes carbohydrates effectively, and making sure there is a good balance of essential nutrients, so that your body can work in synergy, allowing all the different systems to function effectively. 
Sarah and Maddie’s New Year workshop will discuss how to manage your weight without compromising on delicious and wholesome food.

16 spaces available, £50 per guest or £90 for two

Jan
11
10:00 am10:00

Turkish Pide Class with Ozlem

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The lovely Ozlem is back for a repeat of her popular Turkish Pide making class!

We will make scrumptious Turkish flatbreads, Pide with spinach & cheese, Pide with minced meat and vegetables, gorgeous salad with tomatoes, watercress, walnuts and pomegranates. We will finish with caramalised carrots delight with walnuts & shredded coconut, Turkish coffee and Turkish Delight.

Bring a friend and join us to learn how to make and enjoy these treats! 
 
The Menu will include:  
Ispanakli, Peynirli Pide - Turkish oval flat breads with spinach &  feta
Kiymali Pide - Turkish oval flat breads with minced meat & vegetables
Tomato, watercress, onion salad with pomegranate molasses and seeds
Caramalised carrots delight with shredded coconut
Turkish coffee
Turkish Delight

Dec
21
10:30 am10:30

Children's Christmas Baking with Lizzie

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Let your children enjoy two hours of scrumptious Christmas baking  together with Lizzie in the Food Studio!

 They will learn how to make delicious bakes, as well as bring home 2 bags of sweet gifts for parents or grand parents. 

For children 7+ years old. We have space for 10 children at £35 pp. 

Dec
16
10:30 am10:30

Christmas Gingerbread Decorations Workshop

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The perfect Christmas activity to enjoy together with your friend or holidaying teenager! Learn how to make and decorate beautiful Christmas Gingerbrads to give away as the prefect gift or enjoy munching with mulled wine or coffee on Christmas Day. 

Susie from SK Cakes will teach you to make the most stylish swirly motives you could dream of. 

10 spaces available for this hands-on workshop at £50 pp or 2 for £90

 

Dec
14
10:00 am10:00

Turkish Pide Class with Ozlem: SOLD OUT

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Ozlem is back in the Food Studio with a Turkish cookery class, fit for the festive season!

We will make scrumptious Turkish flatbreads, Pide with spinach & cheese, Pide with minced meat and vegetables, gorgeous salad with tomatoes, watercress, walnuts and pomegranates. We will finish with caramalised carrots delight with walnuts & shredded coconut, Turkish coffee and Turkish Delight.

Bring a friend and join us to learn how to make and enjoy these treats! 
 
The Menu will include:  
Ispanakli, Peynirli Pide - Turkish oval flat breads with spinach &  feta
Kiymali Pide - Turkish oval flat breads with minced meat & vegetables
Tomato, watercress, onion salad with pomegranate molasses and seeds
Caramalised carrots delight with shredded coconut
Turkish coffee
Turkish Delight

Nov
30
10:30 am10:30

Join She.Space for a Creative Networking Brunch

The girls from She.space are putting on a creative networking event in the Food Studio!

She.Space says; "Treat yourself to a tasty brunch and fabulous conversation in a setting made of Pinterest dreams, while we break bread, Maddie and Helga will share the story of how a chance meeting at the school gates turned into a gorgeous workshop, culinary delights and supper clubs attended by some of the most influential foodies on social media. Perfect for anyone looking for creative inspiration over amazing food and good company."

Only 10 spaces available, from £40 per person. To BOOK head over to the She.Space page

About She.Space:

She.space is your go-to network for making meaningful connections with bright, interesting and creative women. From casual cocktail parties to our VIP Supper Club you’ll come away from a she.space event feeling uplifted, inspired and with a host of new contacts that can help make your dreams come true.

Our socials are always held in venues of distinction across Surrey, with a guest list to fawn over. Think of them as intimate get-togethers, where we chill out, put the world to rights and get better connected. All over a glass of the cold stuff, of course. And they get booked up fast, so get your name down today – places are genuinely limited.

Nov
29
7:00 pm19:00

Ferment & Feast: Talk, Demo & Supper

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Alana, from Fodder & Plonk, will present the history fermentation alongside the health benefits associated with eating fermented foods.  She will then demo fermentation techniques and talk you through the process of making your own jarred goodies, finishing with a recipe that uses fermented food as a core ingredient.
The class finishes with a light supper including fermented food and drinks.  

Evening includes: 
- An overview of fermented foods and their history.
- A discussion on the how fermented foods support good gut health
- How to achieve a healthy gut and how a healthy gut supports a healthy body.
- Learn how to include fermented foods into your daily diet.
- Traditionally pickled veg: demo.
- Fermented food focused recipe: demo.
- Sample a range of fermented food and drink.
- Light supper and gut loving cocktail.
- A take-home booklet including three gut-loving recipes.

£35 per guest or bring a friend and buy 2 for £60

 

 

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Nov
15
7:00 pm19:00

Talk, Demo & Supper: Make your Gut Happy with Sarah Zorab, Nutritionist & Maddie

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Increasingly the importance of enough good bacteria in the gut is being highlighted – research concludes that a healthy gut supports a healthy body. It is all too easy for bad bacteria to over crowd the good, leading to IBS type symptoms such as bloating, pain and constipation.   

Spend the evening together with Sarah Zorab and Maddie and let them to teach you what food makes for a happy gut. Sarah will talk about the science behind a healthy gut and Maddie will demo a few delicious recipes and give you ideas on how to include gut-happy ingredients in your daily diet. 

Towards the end of the talk and demo, you will get to enjoy a wonderfully healthy supper. However, nothing stops you from bringing a lovely glass of wine to accompany your meal… 

Flavoured tap water will be served & soft drinks will be on sale; BYO wine free of charge. 

16 spaces available, £50 per guest or £90 for two 

For more info about Sarah Zorab, please go to www.sarahzorab.co.uk

Nov
3
10:30 am10:30

Meet author of New Spice Health Heroes: Natasha MacAller - FREE EVENT

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Come and meet Natasha MacAller, ballerina-turned chef, presenting her new cookery book SPICE HEALTH HEROES and demonstrating some of the recipes from it.  In the book Natasha explores the culinary, nutritional and medicinal uses of more than 30 spices found in your kitchen cupboard,  from the everyday to the more exotic.  Each of the spices then star in over 100 mouth-watering recipes.  

Natasha will demo a few of the beautifully spice infused recipes from her book, and talk about the health benefits of including spices in your cooking.

At the end of the session, you will get the chance to enjoy tasting a selection of recipes from the book. 

Natasha MacAller - The Dancing Chef -  spent 30 years as a professional ballerina performing with New York’s prestigious Joffrey Ballet and Boston Ballet, finishing her exhilarating career in the Broadway and Los Angeles productions of “The Phantom of The Opera.” She divides her time between Los Angeles, London and New Zealand, where she teaches cookery courses and writes. She’s also a highly sought-after London & US restaurant consultant and is currently consulting pastry chef at the restaurant, Sausal in El Segundo, California.  

Nov
2
10:00 am10:00

Joesphine O’Hare’s Vegcentric Workshop

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Josephine O’Hare, Masterchef Finalist 2015 and accomplished private chef, recipe writer and stylist, is joining us in the Food Studio for an inspiring workshop. 

Joey's food ethos is Vegcentric - that means going long on seasonal vegetables, and short on great quality meat or fish. It focuses on the idea that we should celebrate the use of fresh seasonal ingredients, the joy of mindful cooking, the wonders of flavour, and the pleasure of eating well in great company. A perfect match for the Blid & Hatton Gaterings team!! 

Joesphine O’Hare: 
Joey took part in the BBC's Masterchef the Professionals 2015, making it to the final twelve. Her work has since diversified into freelance recipe writing, blogging, and food styling, as well as cooking. In March 2106, she launched Hare on the Hill, a Vegcentric supper club in Clapham, London. 

www.josephinescooking.com

Oct
2
10:00 am10:00

Hedgerow Gathering & Preserving with Kylee Newton from Newton & Pott

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We are super excited to welcome Kylee Newton, founder of London’s coolest preserving company Newton & Pott, and the author of ‘The Modern Preserver’.

With our fields and hedgerows burgeoning at this time of year with fruits, nuts & herbs, autumn is the perfect time to gather nature’s harvest to make jams and chutneys to warm and delight you through the colder months ahead.

Join us for a relaxed Sunday gathering, which will include exploring the beautiful lanes surrounding The Medicine Garden, foraging of local delicacies (weather dependant!). Kylee will show you the ins and outs of preserving, setting points, the magic of pectin, and good sterilisation practices to ensure successful preserving.

Includes morning coffee & freshly baked biscuits, a delicious Blid & Hatton lunch inspired by Kylee’s preserves. You will also be able take a bag of your own produce away with you!

Note: As we hope to spend some of our day outside, please dress appropriately!  

 

About Newton & Pott

Kylee is the owner of celebrated Hackney based Newton & Pott, which produce seasonal, handmade Chutneys, Jams & Preserves with an exotic twist. She has also written the ultimate book for any budding hedgerow forager ‘The Modern Preserver’.

Kylee explains the concept behind Newton & Pott, “all our ingredients are fresh and natural and we take pride in practising the artisan methods of yesteryear, just like Grandma used to do but combining interesting and creative flavours, sometimes with an exotic twist. By taking seasonal fruits and vegetables we endeavour to make them last longer with the humble approach of ‘waste not, want not’.”

www.newtonandpott.co.uk

7 Delegates, £75 per person

Photograph Philippa Langley

Photograph Philippa Langley

Sep
27
10:00 am10:00

Talk, Demo & Lunch: Boost your energy and immunity through inspired, healthy cooking

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Maddie & Sarah Zorab, Nutritionist
Talk, Demo & Lunch: Boost your energy and immunity through inspired, healthy cooking

Maddie is joined by the nutritionist Sarah Zorab, for an educational and inspirational talk and demonstration about natural ways of boosting your energy.  Together they will inspire you to include immunity enhancing ingredients in your cooking, in order to boost energy levels and prepare the body for Autumn and Winter.

Do you suffer from low energy, experiencing energy highs and lows during the day, and reaching for snacks to keep you going?  Do you pick up coughs and colds easily and struggle to fight off the germs?  Sarah will discuss the right foods to eat, when to eat them, and how to feel more awake, vibrant and healthy all year round, while Maddie will demo and prepare the most delicious lunch for you to enjoy. A perfect mix of an enjoyable, but indeed healthy day out! 

16 places available, £50 /each or buy 2 for £90

 

Sep
20
7:00 pm19:00

Seasonal Cooking: an evening of flavours

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Join Maddie for an evening of inspirational, seasonal cookery. We’ll prepare a beautiful menu to impress your guests with tips on stress-free, do-ahead entertaining. Maddie will share some of her secrets on how to style dishes and wow your friends and family.

This will be a part demo, part hands-on class, where you will sit down enjoy a beautiful meal together towards the end of the class. Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal!

8 spaces

£75 per person 

Jul
23
10:00 am10:00

Homemade + Wholesome: Sweet Treats

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Homemade + Wholesome: Sweet Treats, is a workshop based introduction to making sweet treats without the use of refined sugar, dairy or gluten. Led by award winning Health Blogger Alana Holloway from http://www.fodderandplonk.com

Alana will teach you how to make a range of raw, chocolatey and fruity sweet treats & you will be able to take all your goodies home with you.

The workshop includes:
- An overview of gluten free flours and flour alternatives, sugar alternatives: fructose free, unrefined and natural sweeteners and dairy alternatives.
- Sampling a range of healthy treats.
- Discussion about why healthy treats have a place in a sustainable, healthy diet and lifestyle.
- The role superfoods play in healthy treats and how to include them.
- Hands on: making your own healthy treats.
- Q & A

Guests will take home everything they make, along with a Fodder + Plonk tote bag filled with lovely goodies and recipe cards. Towards the end of the workshop Maddie will create a special summer lunch for your to enjoy together with the group. 

Jul
13
10:00 am10:00

Ozlem’s Turkish Table

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International chef and Turkish Cookery teacher Ozlem Warren,  will take your senses on a journey back to her native Turkey. 

Please join her for a feast of Turkish cookery, featuring wholesome and delicious spicy bulgur wheat salad with pomegranate molasses, ever-popular stuffed aubergines with minced meat and vegetables, savory filo pastry with spinach & feta, stuffed baked dried apricots and more. 

You will get the chance to get a hands-on experience led by the charismatic Ozlem.  She will show you how to recreate these delicious, healthy dishes as well as tips on preparation in advance, substitution, flavoring through spices and information on Turkish cuisine. 


Ozlem Warren was born and bred in Turkey, and lived there for 30 years. She feels very fortunate to be a part of this rich and welcoming culture. At her popular blog Ozlem’s Turkish Table http://ozlemsturkishtable.com, she publishes healthy, delicious, authentic Turkish recipes and guides her readers on how to recreate these wonderful recipes at ease in their home. Ozlem has been teaching Turkish cookery in the US, England, Istanbul and Middle East over 8 years.

Jul
6
10:00 am10:00

Bake with Jack - Breads for a Feast

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Jack from Bake with Jack is back in the Food Studio for a second time, and will take you through the paces to make a perfect dough. 

This time we'll make three of my favourites. Two super simple breads will make great showpieces for your dinner guest's; my garlic and herb knots and black olive & rosemary fougasse, and one slightly more advanced in the form of my honey, rye and sunflower seed crusty rolls. We'll build your understanding of each important part of the bread making process, highlighting common mistakes along the way, to make your bread a roaring success every time!

Jack has built up a following from bread lovers across the South East with his company www.bakewithjack.co.uk. He will guide you through each step towards making fabulous breads. The workshop will be part hands-on and part demonstration, with a light lunch and newly baked bread towards the end. All participants will get to take home their delicious produce.   

Jun
29
10:00 am10:00

Maddie’s Summer Desserts

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In this demonstration dedicated to all things sweet, Maddie will teach you to make enticing recipes from the incredibly simple to the elegantly impressive. By the end of the session you will have learned many tips and tricks for pudding success and you'll have created something special to share with others. 

Light lunch and a fabulous selection of puddings will be served and devoured at the end of the session. 

10 spaces available, £75

May
18
10:00 am10:00

WW: London Chef Milli Taylor of "Party-Perfect Bites"

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Milli will show you how to make entertaining stress free and enjoyable, with plenty of make ahead recipes. She will share her hosting tips to ensure you enjoy your own party and spend as much time with your guests as possible!

There will be pointers in plating and styling your food to make beautiful canapés look effortless.

All delegates will share a light lunch together with a range of eye catching and delicious canapés. 

Milli is a London based chef who runs catering company 'Milli's Catering', cooking for both private and corporate events and is known for her creative canapés.

She has been described by the Telegraph as the "go to girl for party food" and by Fay Maschler as a "virtuoso" her first book 'Party-Perfect Bites' was published in October of last year to resounding success and led to both TV and radio appearances.

8 space available, £75 per guest

May
11
10:00 am10:00

Workshop Wednesday: Bake with Jack

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We are delighted to have Jack, from Bake with Jack joining us for a session at the Food Studio! 

Jack has built up a following from bread lovers across the South East. He will guide you through each step towards making fabulous breads. The workshop will be part hands-on and part demonstration, with a light lunch and newly baked bread towards the end. All participants will get to take home their delicious produce.   

"Jack says, I will show you how to make some of my favourite types of breads. I remove the "error" in "trial and error" and equip you with the knowledge you need to ensure your future baking is a roaring success, time after time... "

A chef since 2002, he has been teaching bread making to people in their own homes all over the south of England since 2012, proving it is possible to produce beautiful, wholesome Artisan bread in any environment.

 

12 spaces available, £75 per person. 

Bake with Jack
May
4
10:00 am10:00

Workshop Wednesday: Create a Fresh & Light Italian Feast

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The Italian cuisine is always a favourite with friends and family alike. Maddie will teach you how to create a modern and light take on an Italian Feast.

The workshop will include: 

  • How to bake delicious Italian classics, like focaccia and grissini
  • How to lay on a delicious antipasti and a fresh pasta
  • And last, but not least, something indulgent using the best Italian chocolate

To finish, you will of course sit down and devour this beautiful lunch together. 

8 spaces available, £75 per person. 

figs
Apr
20
10:00 am10:00

Workshop Wednesday: Fabulous Desserts

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Fun, frivolous and delicious, puddings give huge pleasure. 

In this demonstration dedicated to all things sweet, Maddie will teach you to make enticing recipes from the incredibly simple to the elegantly impressive. By the end of the session you will have learned many tips and tricks for pudding success and you'll have created something special to share with others. 

Light lunch and a fabulous selection of puddings will be served and devoured at the end of the session. 

8 spaces available, price £75 per head.

chocolate dessert